Chicken strips in pesto, served with creamy sauce

By the way, this is the same batch of pesto, I haven’t made anymore since. It goes a long way!

served!
served!

This isn’t the quickest meal but it’s yummy, especially if you like creamy sauces! Defrost the chicken breast ahead of time and start the rice so it can cook while you prepare the chicken and sauce.   

start with a little bit of onion and and some oil, medium heat...
start with a little bit of onion and and some oil, medium heat…
while onions are softening quickly cut the chicken breast into strips, add them to the onions in the pan...
while onions are softening quickly cut the chicken breast into strips…
then add a generous teaspoon of the pesto and stir it in
then add a generous teaspoon of the pesto to the onions…
stir it in...
stir it in…
then add the chicken strips
then add the chicken strips, stir a bit to coat with the onion and pesto mix
continue to cook on low heat till done, with a little browning, stirring often...
continue to cook on low heat till done, with a little browning

Once the chicken is done, pull it out of the pan and set aside, then continue to make the creamy sauce in the same pan…

add 2 cloves of diced garlic to the pan
add 4 cloves of diced garlic to the pan
then a tablespoon of butter
then a heaped teaspoon of cream
as soon as the butter melts, add a tablespoon of flour,... still on low heat
as soon as the cream melts, add a teaspoon of flour,… still on low heat
mix in the flour till you have no lumps
mix in the flour till you have no lumps
then add about a cup of milk and ???
then add about a cup of milk, mix, add salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon of paprika, and simmer to desired thickness

Serve over rice.

yum!
yum! Serve with simple salad on the side

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